The Judge's Lodgings, Presteigne
The Dining Room, Judge's Lodgings, Presteigne.
The Dining Room was the first room that we visited because that was where we could get Tea, Coffee and Cake.We do get our prioriries right. I should point out though that our visit was on an open day and they don't normally serve refreshments here.
Certainly an opulent room though.
The Drawing Room, Judge's Lodgings, Presteigne.
You may guess from the picture that we visited around Christmas. There was a real fire burning in the fireplace and it looked to be a cosy and very comfortable Drawing Room
Stairwell, Judge's Lodgings, Presteigne.
The Stairwell, seen from the first floor, is pretty impressive especially with that wallpaper and carpet.
A Bedroom, Judge's Lodgings, Presteigne.
Once called 'the most commodious and elegant apartments for a judge in all England and Wales' by Lord Chief Justice Campbell in 1855 and with a bedroom like this who could argue with that?
The Court Room, Judge's Lodgings, Presteigne.
A view of the Courtroom from the Judge's perspective. The dark wood below the windows are the benches for the public.
The Gas Chandelier, Judge's Lodgings, Presteigne.
The gas chandelier in the Courtroom. All of the original lighting would have been either oil or gas lamps and still is.